I am my Own Private Dancer in 2021

I am my Own Private Dancer

I speak in a discernable code

I resonate with George Michael's One More Try

I am my Own Private Dancer,

so just for today,

I'll Give it One More Try

I am my Own Private Dancer

So just for today

I refuse to let the sun go

Down on me

At least not before

I celebrate the rain

The rain never stopped

Wow! The show didn't stop

Not for one bat;

Not for 12 monkeys, let alone

That proverbial 1 Monkey

And God only knows

And heaven only knows

How many monkeys have tried

Tried so hard and so fast...

To stop OUR TRAIN

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

But someone really misunderstood

You can dam the river, but only for a season

You can blow entire tops off entire mountains

Yes, " THEY" can move heaven

And "They" can move Earth

But you cannot stop an "A" Train!

Thank you, Vinnette Carroll

Don't Bother Me, I Can NOW COPE!

I didn't feel the danger

Of the Spider Woman's kiss

And too many, far too many

Too. Damn. Many.

Of my brothers, then my sisters

Felt the heat

Of by and for the Night Sweats

Now They are Still Sweatin with the Oldies

Ah, the wonders of the white man's medicines!

See, "They!"/ " Them!"/ Yes!

Tried to rain on our parade ( yesterday, and All those days that passed before)

They kept coming

I kept getting up

I kept showing up

Today, I still got up

Once Again

After a mysterious Facebook Virtual Stranger

Asked me a TOTALLY APPROPRIATE QUESTION

AT the end of these days, Vernon,

Have you met the man of your dreams?

Your dreams, deferred over, over,

And over again!

But, just as I am

I stopped and thought about it

And took a trip down memory lane

...and, for the sake of appearances

Appearances are the humans' only remaining Common Universal Currency in 2021

I said, No.

Then, just like Scheherazade allegedly,

I dug down and wrote from my heart

My super- human-so-it-must be

One of those SPECIAL Gifts

I have finally met THE MAN OF MY DREAMS.

It's me and all of them boiz.🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

I, Who Had Always Chosen

The diametric opposite of what the common currencies would suggest

Knocked down

I got up

I gotta keep moving

I'm moving on

Just like that old Bible story

I was sent ( and called)

To have a hero's journey

I searched as far as I could

Without a passport

Before COVID 19

I kept getting up

Almost died in the service of others

That's the way I was BORN TO LIVE and never actually die.

I think, therefore I write & publish

Before leaving to live

On Any Other Planet Earth

Note well how diligently Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and (?) Richard Branson( used to)/ but It looks like he ran away and hid in horror(?)

Note how well the Wealthiest

In the Eyes of the Commonwealth

Defy reason and sanity

Searching for life on long dead and frozen rocks,

High(?) and Low; Near (?) and Far,

Over and Under, continuously

Wait for it...

Why do they want us to pay

Pay every day for the fake privilege

Of watching them blow stuff up

To "terror- form" deeply frozen rocks

To give us awe-inspiring destination weddings?

Slavery on another planet is still Slavery

No, thank you. No, really, thanks/ but no thanks

I'm happy to go along with Earth's Program

The Johnson Brothers were right

James WELDON Johnson wrote the only origin poem to memorialize ETERNAL TRUTHS

James and his "brother-with-a-girls-name" also wrote A National Anthem, just for those who had always known injustice in

This American Experiment.

IT! is the only Anthem for the Nation of Immigrants and Colonizers that I have ever known

If y'all had actually listened once you " knew"-beyond-knowing what Heaven was

"THEY!" set about, intentionally, to destroy it!

Isn't that madness?

Ain't it a low down, dirty shame?

To give us, no, to serve us

An endless tantrum, AFTER we had given you our full attention

Or, at least what was left

After you keep trying to always skim the cream off the top of the latte cup.

Your insanity goal

A self-fulfilling prophecy

With more than 530 different translations

I know because I took some time during MY second pandemic's lockdown

Such a priceless gift, but only if you patiently leaned fully into

That Inferno of a Whirlwind

A whirlwind created exclusively by the world you still CLAIM, FALSELY

SO HUGELY, BIGLY FALSELY to have

Won for Christ's messengers-

Billy Goat Gruff Graham and family

Jerry " unzippered and unhinged" Falwell, Sr. and Son of Freak Flag Flyin

Tammy " cry me a river" of crocodiles tears Bakker, not baker, and family

You have all failed, epically, fantastically, utterly failed

Truly stupidly expensive and costly lessons

Truly pissed me off with all of your

SILENCE still = DEATH complicity

Yes, Felicity, total complicity

Only in the bent and twisted intoxicated Aspirational American Family does the husband get to continue to build wealth while the WHITE WIFE(?) white witchh(?) goes to prison

Still don't realize how sociopathic that "Boss Move" was and is, do ya?

Y'all still haven't reckoned with why all the mother's had to suffer the consequences

Never the little white spoiled brats and bullies

Is it any wonder Black folk invented the Blues

And Atlanta put the " V" in Varsity after the Blues had tried to burn it to the ground

Yes, metaphor and similies

4 The Student-people

Who loved those English and Reading Comprehension courses

Back when we had faces.

How then shall we now live?

How then shall we now

How then shall we

How then shall

How then

How?

How then shall we now live?!?!

So long, for the morning line

There is more, OH, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, there is OF COURSE,

ALWAYS and all ways

More.

Patience, Dear Readers, is still a virtue.

Best,

Epic Black Unapologetically and Gay Everyday Poet Gloriate!

(C) Vernon Nickerson Schoolcoach. All rights reserved.

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STOP ASSESS FACILITATE EDUCATE/EVOLVE/ EFFECT PERMANENT PEACE I Also am a minority advocate for humans choosing to be unconditionally loving. Be S.A.F.E.

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